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    Master of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Specialisation) [P7D]
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    Master of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Specialisation) [P7D]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 68,071  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Master of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Specialisation) [P7D]


    The Master of Agriculture and Food Science (Specialisation) course aims to provide graduates with advanced contemporary knowledge in agricultural and food sciences. Students will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to a higher research degree or a career in agriculture and food-related industries. They will be able to apply their skills and knowledge to address contemporary challenges and support sustainable agricultural growth and innovative food production in Tasmania.

    The specialised skills and knowledge developed through this course will enable graduates to critically evaluate data and promote sustainable, ethical and safe practices in the industries they choose to work in. Graduates will have the foundation to contribute towards the University's strategic direction of improving processes and sustainability outcomes in Tasmania's blue and green economies.

    Graduates of this course typically work for local and state government, not-for-profits, and  the private sector. People with a combination of environmental  and technical skills are in demand, with employers including environmental consultants. Graduates can conduct field research and map and report on those findings. They can combine these practical skills with desktop investigations and spatial analyses. All parts of society are needing to make informed decisions about complex issues to do with biodiversity, climate change, bushfire responses and liveable cities, to name a few. Graduates of this course are equipped to tackle these challenges.


    Entry Requirements

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements  

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    A Bachelor degree in a science related area, and some background (e.g. minor sequence) in sciences relevant to one of the specialisations, completed to a standard of achievement that is deemed acceptable by the College.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    There are diverse opportunities across government, private and not-for-profit industries. The range of knowledge and skills suit work in any landscape with natural values, including highly urbanised environments, agricultural landscapes as well as areas protected for recreation and conservation.

    These include eco-tourism, natural area management, protection and interpretation, emergency management and planning, and natural resource management. Jobs will generally be advertised under the following titles:

    • Environmental planner
    • Environmental manager
    • Environmental scientist
    • Eco-tourism operator/manager
    • Natural resource officer/manager
    • Park ranger/manager
    • Conservation manager
    • Urban services manager
    • Environmental consultant
    • Ecologist

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 68,071 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Master of Agriculture and Food Sciences (Specialisation) [P7D]

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